Title: Program Manager
Company: Mesa Associates, Inc.
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Michael D. Whitt, Program Manager at Mesa Associates, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering.
Supported by more than 40 years of practiced experience in engineering, Mr. Whitt is a prominent figure in his profession whose expertise regarding control designs is unparalleled. He is an expert in taking an engineering concept and turning it into a project, which further transforms into a physical product. The process of implementing a concept and watching it go into production from an idea to a product has always fascinated him. Since 2000, he has been serving as a program manager with Mesa Associates, Inc., a woman/minority-owned full service multi-discipline engineering and construction management firm. Located in Knoxville, TN, the firm specializes in providing services to electric, industrial and government clients. In his current position, Mr. Whitt leads instrumentation & controls, and process automation teams that automate production facilities in the Energy, Food & Bev, Chemical, Metals, and Government industries.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Whitt was a design supervisor for United Engineers and Constructors from 1986 to 2001 and a test engineer with Pratt & Whitney from 1984 to 1986. He commenced his career with the United States Navy in 1977, holding the position for six years. He credits his time spent with the Navy to be of the utmost value, as it taught him to be mission-oriented. Mr. Whitt holds an associate degree from Pellissippi State Community College, which he obtained in 1985. The recipient of a Project Management Professional Certification, he has published myriad articles to various trade journals within his area and expertise and authored the second edition of “Successful Instrumentation and Control Systems Design, ISA Press” in 2012.
To remain abreast of developments in the field, Mr. Whitt has maintained affiliation with the Project Management Institute, the Control Systems Integrator Association and the International Society of Automation, for whom he has given public talks at conventions. He would like to be remembered as an individual who was adaptable, had a sense of duty and honor, and was an excellent example to his peers. Looking toward the future, he intends to experience the continued growth and success of his career.
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